Lecturer(s) :Curtin William
SummaryModel the behavior of elastic, viscoelastic, and inelastic solids both in the infinitesimal and finite-deformation regimes.
This course will articulate the behavior of elastic, viscoelastic, and inelastic solids both in the infinitesimal and finite-deformation regimes. Exact and approximate solutions to initial and boundary-value problems will be employed to analyze the stress and strain state of a finite body under different assumptions. The time/frequency dependence of viscoelastic materials will be presented. Certain constitutive models for strain and stress fields associated with permanent deformations are also analyzed.
Large deformations, Elasticity, Viscoelasticity, Plasticity.
- Mechanics of Structures II (ME-232)
- Mechanics of continuous media (ME-201)
Important concepts to start the course
Theory of ordinary differential equations
Theory of partial differential equations
Vector/Tensor operations and properties
Learning OutcomesBy the end of the course, the student must be able to:
- Apply the concepts of rigid and deformable body mechanics and of continuum mechanics to model and solve analytically problems of statics, structural stress analysis or simple mechanisms, S1;
- Describe and identify the constitutive behaviour of a material from the results of a tensile, torsion or bending test and choose a suitable test standard for the characterization of such behaviour. Derive a rheological model appropriate for the observed response, S5;
- Model with appropriate tools (analytical or numerical) the nonlinear (hyperelastic, plastic, buckling) and/or time-dependent (viscoelastic, viscoplastic) behaviour of structures and material under complex loadings, S12.
- Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.
- Continue to work through difficulties or initial failure to find optimal solutions.
- Take feedback (critique) and respond in an appropriate manner.
Expected student activities
There will be a midterm exam worth 30% and a written final exam worth 70& of the grade.
Ressources en bibliothèque
A. Bower, Applied Mechanics of Solids, CRC Press, 2009
Computational Solid and Structural Dynamics (ME-473)
Fracture mechanics (ME-432)
Mechanics of composites (ME 430)
In the programs
- Exam formWritten
- Subject examined
3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
- Autumn semester
- Winter sessions
- Spring semester
- Summer sessions
- Lecture in French
- Lecture in English
- Lecture in German